AB12R: Ruggedized 12-Port Gigabit Ethernet Router
The Aeronix Gigabit Ethernet Router (GER) AB12R provides twelve Tri-speed Ethernet ports for use in commercial, industrial, and military applications that require ultra-high data transfer rates in a self-contained ruggedized package. The rugged design requires no forced air or conductive cooling, allowing operation in a broad range of harsh environments including operation in uninhabited aircraft bays.
The AB12R design is based on the widely-fielded Aeronix GES Gen2 product with a more powerful processor and switch chip fabric necessary to support Layer 3 infrastructure and management, all with only a minimal impact on overall power consumption. Advanced Layer 3 functions like IPSEC, RIP and OSPF can be utilized to add security to packets, and dynamic routing for more efficient communication using least cost routes. Firewalls can be set up to block traffic of specific types on specific ports.
Each of the twelve IEEE 802.3ab ports can individually auto-detect data rates of 10, 100, or 1000 BASE-T, or can be managed externally. The PHY’s in the AB12R offer extensive built in test utilizing Time Domain Reflectometry to detect problems in the platform wiring during Startup BIT.